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Powdercoating swingarm question..

Those that have had it done, did you press the bearings out?

I'm thinking of leaving them and the bushings in and taping off off around each end of the bushing with gorilla tape.

The tape wouldn't have to survive the baking process, just stay on to prevent the powder coat application from sticking to bits I don't want it to.

The grease might bake in the oven, but I figure I can flush that out with brake cleaner and re-grease.

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Just count on changing the bearings and bushings when you do it, IMHO.

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Nope take them out. Grease will run and ruin powder.

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ditto, remove & replace.

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I did it with them in, just put a bolt and washer through to seal them up good (maybe use some gasket material). Re grease when done.

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You have it apart, might as well do it. No easier time.

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I always remove them ... I use a suitable sized socket and a big bench vice to press them out.

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I did it with them in, just put a bolt and washer through to seal them up good (maybe use some gasket material). Re grease when done.
I like your a answer best, so it must be the right one!😀

I'll clean out all the grease beforehand, and then use a couple of bolts/washers to keep the powdercaoting out.

Thanks for all the opinions..

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"Here's your swingarm back Mr. Monkeywrench, we noticed you forgot to take those two bolts out so we did it for you before sand blasting and coating it..."

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"Here's your swingarm back Mr. Monkeywrench, we noticed you forgot to take those two bolts out so we did it for you before sand blasting and coating it..."
I hear ya...

I'll be making sure we have a meeting of the minds, and the coater understands what he is to.do.

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Most if not all powder coat shops will media blast pieces before powder coating.

Leaving the bearings installed is asking for trouble .... they aren't difficult to remove & if they end up damaged or ruined during the blasting or coating u will have to buy new bearings and replace them anyway.

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It really all depends on how good your powdercoat guy is, and how much he'll work with you. Mine was excellent and said he could do it without removing the bearings and without getting sand in them. He was right on both counts. But if you have a lazy powdercoater or don't know their quality, then yeah, it's probably best to remove them.

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Most any place that knows what they are doing with powder coating will probably take them out and give them back to you in a ziplock anyways because they use chemicals to dip the part in that will not only degrease the product but can also be somewhat acidic.

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Not all powdercoating processes use chemicals. My guy didn't use any. Just bead blast, probably a wash, dry, then coat and bake.

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You may be right G-man but then again what was in the wash??? Hee hee.

I been lurking some but was just curious how is the Gubment job going? Everything well I hope!!!

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